14 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary

14 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon journey maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 24th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Malaga vacation planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Malaga in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Malaga is 1 hour. In May in Malaga, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena ©
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Take a break from Granada with a short trip to Playa de la Cala el Canuelo in Nerja, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and stop by Munira.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada online route planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in May, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), thensteep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, thenmake a trip to Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Cordoba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), thentake in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally stop by Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, thenadmire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Seville, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada travel planner.

Getting from Seville to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Seville to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seville in May, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra
Igreja de Sao Jose ©
Igreja de Sao Jose

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